From Captain of Tennis, Kiva Gwynne
Tennis Report – Round 4
Saturday’s 4th Round matchup against Trinity yielded a set of contrasting results, with both impressive wins and tough losses.
The boys in the 1sts weren’t able to produce a victory, losing 1 set to 7 (22 games to 44). Jai Munzone’s 6-0 victory of his opponent was the highlight of the Opens fixtures, as he played up in the 1sts for the second week in a row. The 2nds were defeated convincingly 0 sets to 8 (11 games to 48), despite a valiant effort from Will Durkin throughout his singles set, which he lost 4-6.
The 3rds were unsuccessful against their opposition, being subdued 0 sets to 6. In the 4ths, Oliver Small and Alistair Alston were defeated 5-7 in their evenly-matched doubles set, but the team went on to lose 0 sets to 6. The 5ths and 6ths were both defeated (0 sets to 6 and 1 set to 5, respectively), despite an excellent display of tennis from Dylan Smith, who won his singles set 6-2.
Diego Berdaa and Will Jensen won against Trinity in the 9A’s, being edged 5-7 in their doubles match. Unfortunately they were unable to carry this momentum into the singles, as the 9A’s went on to be beaten 0 sets to 6. The 9B’s, 10A’s and 10B’s were also outplayed, as they suffered defeats of the same margin.
The Year 8B’s, C’s and D’s were able to come away with wins, while the A’s lost on games (27-21) after drawing 3 sets apiece. Guy Hammerschmidt triumphed in his singles 6-2, as well as his doubles set with Lorenzo Di Napoli, 6-3. Charley Roberts dominated his singles match 6 games to 0 in the B’s, with a 5 sets to 1 victory for the B’s. In the C’s, every singles set went to the Waverley Boys, with Cuba Kanakis and Jimmy Ashbridge winning their doubles as well. Michael Richmond and Toby Ryan came close to winning their doubles, losing in a tiebreak. The C’s team prevailed 5 sets to 1. Oli Goodrum and Harry Fox secured each of their doubles and singles sets as the D’s won 4 sets to 2.
Not the result we were looking for in the opens, however exceptional results from the Year 8’s show promise for the future of Waverley Tennis. Round 5 against Barker College will conclude the first half of the season, where the boys will be focusing on finishing the year strongly.